Wednesday, January 7, 2009

After The Holidays

The holidays were so fun! OK, so there were some snafu's along the way, but I just rolled with it as best as possible. When you roll everything is more interesting, never the expected, staying out of the rut.
Just thought I would share a few interesting gifts.
One daughter gave me this cup, made in South Africa. I love the whimsical design. She also gave me cocoa and rose marshmallows that she had made, (see the rose one floating in the foam?) to have with cocoa in the morning. YUM
Another interesting gift was the old copper measuring cups, given to me by my husband. He came into the room when I was sighing over them at this site. They go so well in our primitive home.
Later, he found them and ordered them for me. What a sweetie!!!
My parents found this little gem here. It is a pinker. I have pinking shears. I had never seen something like this.

As you feed the fabric through on the little platform, the wheel turns and cuts a zigzag on wool or leather.
Fun stuff to feed my visual appetite. The snow is gone, kids are back in school. Hubby is back to work. Now I will have time to create again. How are you spending your time after the Holidays?
Have a great day.

5 comments:

old world primitives said...

Hi Debbie,
You received some beautiful and unique gifts! I love drooling over the items in Carole's Country Store too. I have been spending my after-holiday time making dolls and ornaments, and trying to convince my husband that it's time to take the tree down now. :)

Stephanie

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Your gifts are wonderful! I love copper kitchen ware. I never knew that a pinking machine was ever made. What a great find. Blessings, Kathleen

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the cup, the handle is very unique. A rose marshmallow, I have never heard of that. For Christmas we received chocolate covered marshmallows. Also, quite good in hot chocolate!
That was sweet of your husband to buy you those cups.
The pinker, I never heard of that either.
I am spending my days after the holidays cleaning, crafting and staying home. I am all shopped out! It is also cold and there seems to be stormy weather every few days that makes me quite happy to be spending my days at home!
denise

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

1-11-09
Got a chance to browse today so came back over to say hi! Have a good week, blessings, Kathleen

Farm Chick Paula said...

Hey there, Debbie!! You sure do have some awesome little treasures there...
That is a gorgeous little cup and saucer and the copper measuring cups are to DIE for!! But the little pinker takes the cake- I have a little Singer sewing machine my grandmother gave me that's about that size, but I've never seen anything like that!! That is just too cool!!